Songwriter Showcase Sally Haggard, Jen Tucker, Kristen Pearce performing with the Kyle Martin Band.
FREE PEOPLES and DGIIN Free Peoples formed in 2001 in the Bay Area. The original ensemble was a trio with Tim Sawyer on guitar and vocals, Michael DiPirro on bass and vocals, and Johnny Downer on guitar and vocals. They focused their sound on acoustic music. Genres included folk, bluegrass and hints of old- timey and American traditionals. With the growing demand to play in venues requiring more electric music, they brought in Sonoma county drummer, Bradley Leach in 2002. The band began a new path, incorporating electric bass and guitar, but still keeping its original feel and its acoustic- based repertoire alive. In 2005, drummer, James Foster, replaced Leach as drummer and trombone great, Jason Thor, entered into the scene. With the addition of Foster/Thor, came yet another shift in the bands musical evolution. Rock, Jazz , Soul, Reggae, and Funk became apparent in their writing styles. Then came the untimely death of Downer in 2009. As a result, the band changed its personnel temporarily. DiPirro was replaced by Mark Calderone on bass and Karl Kummerle on violin. The band incorporated Kummerles gypsy jazz sounds and Calderones rock steady bass playing. Then in 2011, DiPirro returned and with him came the addition of Nick Hasty on tenor sax, flute, and vocals and Jesse Shantor on alto and baritone sax. The current line-up to date is Tim Sawyer,Michael DiPirro,James Foster and Nick Hasty with special guest Jason Thor. The horns brought yet another shift in the bands musical evolution. New Orleans and bebop came into the foreground. Yet Sawyer and DiPirro, whom have always been the principle songwriters, maintain that acoustic, vocal-based context in the songwriting and performances overall. Free Peoples have been called Porch rock pros , and their songwriting is sophisticated with twists and turns that take the music several steps from the unexpected. They have quietly become one of the best American roots bands. As of 2013, they have three studio albums and one live album to date. - See more at: http://www.freepeoples.com/band_bio/#sthash.QOvfYksq.dpuf DGIIN: A "djiin" is a mischievous spirit sometimes confined in a bottle due to reprehensible acts. Dgiin (pronounced Gin) is a 4 piece band, mixing musical styles from funk to latin and reggae. It is sometimes described as melodic french grooves due to the majority of songs that are in french. All ticketed shows are standing-room only with limited seating, unless otherwise designated. Ticket Options: FLAT $15 Doors: 8:00 pm Show: 9:00 pm Ages: 21+
The Bootleg Honeys are so excited to help Oliver's Market celebrate 25 years in Sonoma County! We will be playing at 4pm at the Cotati location, where there will be prizes, lots of yummy local food, and cake! Not to mention a whole bunch of other great local bands! See ya there! Jen Tucker, 2-2:40 Organix Duo, 3-3:40 Bootleg Honeys, 4-4:40 Highway Poets, 5-5:40
Hardly Strictly Ukulele
Jon Gonzales, Doug Jayne and Jen Tucker play solo acoustic and as a group.
Sounds Like: Ingrid Michaelson, Gillian Welch, Natalie Merchant, Jewel, Alanis Morissette
Bio: Jen Tucker is an emerging singer/songwriter rooted in the folk songwriting tradition and mixes the emotion of contemporary politics with personal journeys in an acoustic rock-style.
Jennifer is actively seeking opportunities for solo performances at colleges to promote the release of her first ...See Full Bio